Is traditional wisdom key to combating climate change?
Farmers have been known to observe the movement of ants and butterflies to forecast rainfall. Do such indigenous practices hold the key to addressing climate change issues? sabitakaushal posted 5 years 11 months ago

Erratic rainfall, heavy storms, extreme weather and droughts are some of the major impacts of climate changes. Though it affects everyone, certain sections of society, like indigenous people who live closer to the natural environment, are in fact more vulnerable to these variations.

A woman draws water from a 'taanka' in Rajasthan (Source: Wikipedia)
June 2014: The driest June in 113 years!
News this week Swati Bansal posted 7 years 6 months ago

India receives only 85.8 mm of rain this June

June 2014: driest since 1901
Climate change impact on hill agriculture and farmers adaptive strategies – A case study of Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh
This study by Bhoomika Partap and Tej Partap deals with climate change impact on hill agriculture and farmers adaptive strategies. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 2 months ago

It takes apple as an indicator crop to investigate the positive and negative effects of climate change on farm economy. The research is a field study to determine the agricultural and socioeconomic impact of climate change on the farmers apple economy of the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Commons, resources, rights and livelihood' - National consultation on traditional communities, livelihood rights & need for strategic alliances, Programme for Social Action, June 24 – 26, 2011, Banjar, Himachal Pradesh
content-team posted 10 years 6 months ago

Organizer: Programme for Social Action

Venue: Community centre, National Park, Banjar, Sai Ropa, Kulu Dt., Himachal Pradesh


The event aims to bring together grassroots movements and enable the evolution of a collective process to address the impending crisis. Additionally, it also attempts to address issues of building solidarity within diverse movements. This consultation will also specifically look at national legislations such as PESA, FRA, NREGA in order to strengthen their implementation on the ground in order to empower communities, especially women and adivasis.

Grassroots invites application for training in 'Process Documentation & Communication', Manali – Apply by 15th June, 2011
content-team posted 10 years 7 months ago

Grassroots institute

Grassroots institute is organizing IXth batch of intensive field training on 'Certificate in Process Documentation & Communication' from 30th June to 4th July, 2011 at Manali

The project implementing personnel often lack necessary skills of documenting and reporting their own achievements in the projects. Analyzing the situations, the processes of interventions made and the achievements/outputs is difficult task for the project personnel.

Intensive field training in process documentation & communication - Grassroots Institute, 26th – 30th April, 2011, Manali (HP)
Chethan.S posted 10 years 9 months ago

Grassroots InstituteOrganizer: Grassroots Institute

Venue: Hotel Chandramukhi, Manali(HP)